Adobe Illustrator resources

As a a starter of Illustrator, I gathered some resources for learning and inspiration, credited to my teacher Jenna Lucente from NYU:

Google resources:

http://webdesignfan.com/50-astounding-adobe-illustrator-tutorials/

http://blogs.adobe.com/infiniteresolution/2012

http://www.illustrationserved.com/

and the best for practice for the next 6 months……..

http://vector.tutsplus.com/articles/web-roundups/20-beautiful-nature-inspired-tutorials-from-vectortuts/

VIDEO RESOURCES

• color choices – color guide or Kuler

see color harmonies which you can then add to your swatches pallette

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-evangelists-terry-white/create-colors-in-harmony-with-ease-in-illustrator-cs5-in-this-episodeterry-white-shows-how/

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/csinsider-design/the-adobe-illustrator-color-guide/

• make custom shapes with shapebuilder

why you may like this:

like the name says, you can build custom shapes in Illustrator on the fly

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs5-design-premium-feature-tour/shapebuilder-tool/

• make beautiful strokes in Illustrator

why you may like this:

create better dotted dash strokes

create variable width strokes

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/visual-design-cs5/beautiful-strokes/

• and its always good to freshen up with the pen tool

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/no-stupid-questions-with-colin-smith/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-pen-tool/

• color choices – color guide or Kulersee color harmonies which you can then add to your swatches palette

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-evangelists-terry-white/create-colors-in-harmony-with-ease-in-illustrator-cs5-in-this-episodeterry-white-shows-how/

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/csinsider-design/the-adobe-illustrator-color-guide/

• make custom shapes with shapebuilderwhy you may like this:like the name says, you can build custom shapes in Illustrator on the fly

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs5-design-premium-feature-tour/shapebuilder-tool/

• make beautiful strokes in Illustratorwhy you may like this:create better dotted dash strokescreate variable width strokes

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/visual-design-cs5/beautiful-strokes/

• and its always good to freshen up with the pen tool

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/no-stupid-questions-with-colin-smith/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-pen-tool/

LINKS AND INSPIRATION

nice typefaces available here: http://losttype.com/

Jessica Hische http://www.jessicahische.is/illustrating

http://illoconfidential.com/

http://www.rockpaperink.com/index.php

http://dribbble.com/

http://imprint.printmag.com/featured/this-is-how-old-i-am/

copyright free/permission free symbols available for download and usage http://thenounproject.com/

adobe help http://www.adobe.com/support/illustrator/gettingstarted/index.html

http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-illustrator-cs5/

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Illustrator/14.0/WS2BE9B3A7-44AF-4d86-AC08-912E2D9F1ECB.html